installation ceremony of the linga was performed on 11th May, 1951 by Dr. Rajendra Prasad,
President of the Republic of India, in the presence of a huge concourse of people who had
come from every part of India to witness the restoration of this Shrine Eternal.
Fourteen years thereafter, on 13th May, 1965, the booming of 21 guns
announced the rising of the flag of Sri Somanatha temple on its shikhara at a height of
155 feet to mark the completion of Kalasha Pratishtha and Dhwajadanda ceremony at I p.m.
by His Highness the Jam Saheb of Nawanagar, Chairman of the Somanatha Trust. On this
memorable and auspicious occasion His Highness the Jam Saheb announced a munificent
donation of Rs. 1,01,101/- to the Somanatha Trust.